Thursday, August 19, 2010

Nona Fruit Potential to anti-cancer drugs

Mulwa Fruit or often known by the name nona fruit (Annona reticulata) potentially exploited for anticancer drugs and kidney failure, said the lecturer at the Faculty of Science and Technology University of Airlangga (Airlangga University) Dr Surabaya. Hamida, MKes.

"The results showed mulwa fruit or Nona Fruit acetogenin containing compounds for anticancer and alkaloid to overcome kidney failure," he said after the open promotion examinations doctoral graduate program at the Faculty of Biology, University of Gadjah Mada (UGM) in Yogyakarta, Saturday.

According to him, in that it contains the alkaloid compound acetogenin and fruit makes it as one of the food commodities worth more and can potentially be used for public health.

"But according to him mulwa fruit or Nona fruit now rarely found because there is not much more planted, while fruit is a plant belonging to the 'genus Annona' which originated from the tropics and have a kinship with the fruit of soursop (Annona muricata) and Sugar-apple (Annona squamosa), "he said.

He said the scarcity of Nona fruit or Mulwa fruit "because many people are not so keen sense of his men, and the relatively small amount of fruit harvested in a single tree.

"Mulwa Fruit or NOna fruit planted, because it is less tasty. But the fruit that contains the active ingredient is useful, and if people knew exactly beneficial to health," he said.

According to him, eating the fruits of nature is very beneficial to counteract various diseases with increasing age. "If we go back to nature will survive, because of age grow older, we need healthy food," said his 1037 doctoral graduates of GMU's.

In conclusion of his dissertation, entitled "Biosystematics murricata L. Annona, Annona aquamosa, and Annona reticulata by numerical approach" phenotype unknown character variation soursop fruit, Sugar-apple, and mulwa fruits (Nona fruit) in different habitats.

"But it was not followed by changes in the genotype and the position of the character variation based taxon containing alkaloids and flavonoids," he said.


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